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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ghosn stands apart on consolidation, car sharing

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The auto industry may be looking for more consolidation and new opportunities in car-sharing. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's response? Not so fast....
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GM takes customer loyalty crown from Ford

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

General Motors finished the 2015 model year with the most loyal customers, unseating Ford Motor Co., which had won the distinction for five consecutive years....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Magna to stay flexible on tech partnerships

6:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Fresh on the heels of his company's acquisition of transmission supplier Getrag last week, Magna CEO Don Walker said he sees no slowdown in the pace of consolidation among auto suppliers....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Industry is plateauing, AutoNation's Jackson warns

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

U.S. auto sales are beginning to plateau even as automakers strive for yet-higher volume, and that could trigger a resurgence of the industry's bad habits, the leader of the nation's largest new-car retailer warned today....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

NHTSA's Rosekind steps up call for proactive safety culture

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

After another year of massive recalls and record fines imposed on automakers, Mark Rosekind doubled down on his push for the auto industry to take up a more proactive approach to vehicle safety....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota won't rush to fully autonomous vehicles, Lentz says

6:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

While Google’s gumdrop-shaped self-driving car is logging thousands of miles on the streets of California, don’t expect to jump in the backseat of a Toyota anytime soon for a robot-chauffeured ride....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Google is hunting self-driving partners, Krafcik says

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Most automakers and suppliers see self-driving cars arriving at the end of a long, step-by-step process. Google wants to skip straight to the endgame. Nevertheless, the search engine giant is turning to industry players for help....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Sales plateau? GM is ready, Ammann says

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If U.S. automotive sales are about to plateau at a time of turmoil in markets around the globe, General Motors is ready for it. So said GM President Dan Ammann today in a speech at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Hillary Clinton plans Detroit fundraiser during auto show

12:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will host a Tuesday fundraiser at the same hotel where many media members and auto executives will stay at for the Detroit auto show....
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Audi U.S. boss Keogh to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Scott Keogh, the executive who has led Audi to record sales in the U.S. but must now deal with Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on, Wednesday, Jan. 13....
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Google's Krafcik joins World Congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

John Krafcik will give his first public address as CEO of Google's self-driving-car project at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 12....
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AutoNation CEO Jackson joins World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

AutoNation Inc. CEO Mike Jackson, who this year defied both the National Automobile Dealers Association and TrueCar Inc., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 12....
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NHTSA chief to address World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Mark Rosekind, who has brought a new level of aggressiveness and creativity to auto safety enforcement as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 12....
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EPA official Grundler will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Christopher Grundler, the EPA official who will rule on Volkswagen's efforts to resume selling diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 13....
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Investor Harry Wilson to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Harry Wilson, the activist investor who this year prodded General Motors to buy back $5 billion in stock, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 13....
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GM's Ammann to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

General Motors President Dan Ammann, who has been a key player in sharpening GM's global focus, will speak at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress....
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Select buyers got sneak peek at BMW 7 series

6:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

BMW made sure to let potential buyers see its latest, glitzy flagship sedan in person, through special, closed-room events this year before its press and public introductions....
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Fields, Ghosn lead Congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields and Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will head a star-studded lineup of speakers at the Automotive News World Congress in January....
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Fine-tune your marketing message with help from experts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

With a constantly changing marketing landscape, how do you ensure that your message is on target and reaching new and diverse consumers? Five influential automotive marketing executives will speak on that topic at the Automotive News Marketing Seminar on Sept. 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis....
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VIDEO: Suppliers face stress test as automakers prepare product blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Partsmakers are already experiencing pressure points in a thriving U.S. auto market. And with automakers set to introduce dozens of new models in the coming years, suppliers are preparing their 'A-Teams' to enhance communication, anticipate demand and ensure smooth launches.  ...
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GM: New 'no-bid' strategy catches on with suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

For General Motors' suppliers, no-bid contracts have become the norm rather than the exception, now that GM has rolled out a new parts-buying program that forgoes traditional bidding....
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Lexus: 'Dealers set the price, and that's the price'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Lexus will take on one of the car business's most troublesome traditions next year -- haggling with customers over vehicle prices -- as the brand enlists dealer volunteers and allows them to set their own firm prices....
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Regulator's reminder: 54.5 mpg goal isn't final yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

The strict federal fuel economy targets that have triggered furious re-engineering, and some hand-wringing, across the auto industry should be regarded as just a rough draft for now, according to Christopher Grundler, the EPA's top auto industry regulator, who sought to dispel the notion that the Obama administration's 54.5 mpg corporate fleet average targeted for the 2025 model year is set in stone....
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Hear marketing execs on getting messages heard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

With a constantly changing marketing landscape, how are you ensuring that your message is on target, fluid and reaching new and diverse consumers? Three influential automotive marketing executives will discuss the topic at the Automotive News Marketing Seminar on Sept. 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis....
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Fore! A full recovery takes flight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2015

The Center for Automotive Research celebrated a half century of its supplier-rich Management Briefing Seminars last week. Fifty years of tradition rest here along Grand Traverse Bay, but there's also the real feel that the industry is stepping into uncharted waters....
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